Browsing the podcasts on iTunes or YouTube, listen to a few of Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips series (grammar tips by Mignon Fogarty) or Money Girl’s series (financial advice by Laura Adams).
Your Task: Pick a Money Girl or Grammar Girl podcast that interests you. Listen to it, or obtain a transcript on the website and study it for its structure. Is it direct or indirect? Informative or persuasive? How is it presented? What style does the speaker adopt? Was it effective? What changes would you suggest? Write an e-mail that discusses the podcast you analyzed.